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The Evolution of Social Networking

The Evolution of Social Networking Social networks enable users to share and visualize their social relationships. Where did social networking come from? 1979 1980 Enquire 1988 #Tag Internet Relay Chat (IRC) Bulletin Board Systems Developed for CERN in 1980 by Tim Berners Lee, this formed the backbone of what would Bulletin boards @User Users could post real-time status updates. A system of hash (#) tags and @symbols were used (the same ones that are found in Twitter as well). It was even used to keep tabs on the first Gulf War. allowed users to post messages one at a time to a computer become the Internet and created infrastructure for social networking. through a phone line. 1992 World Wide Web The World Wide Web is released to the public. It was a revolutionary way for humans to Ameri Aşia communicate with one another through computers that were connected to a global World Wide Internet Usage 2011 North . America network. The birth of social networks Sorry, Facebook you weren't the first 1997 1997 At its peak it had over 1 Million 100 Employees AOL Instant SixDegrees users and approximately Messenger Recognized as the first social networking site, allowed users to create personal profiles and create friend lists. AOL Instant Messenger In 2006 AOL had allowed its users to It sold in 2006 for create buddy lists, share files with friends. 70 Million $125 Million users in North America 2002 Friendster had 3 Million Friendster Allowed users to contact other members, maintain those contacts, share online content and media with those users when it launched. In May of 2011, it became a social gaming site, discontinuing social networking accounts. contacts. 2003 2003 NewsCorp paid $580 Million As of 2011 Linkedin has over 120 Million MySpace Linkedin for MySpace in 2005. They lost Made use of Bulletins, Allows users to 10 Million registered users posts that appeared on friends lists. It also had a groups feature which allowed users network users between January and February 2011 it was then put up for sale at a valuation of professionally, sharing contact information, to share pages with each other. $50-200 Million resumes and letters of recommendation. In 2011 it sold for $35 Million 2004 2004 In 2010 it made $1.86 Billion There are nearly 7.5 Million Flickr Facebook 41% This service allows users to create photo galleries, share photos and follow their friends photo galleries. From its start in 2004, Facebook has become of the U.S. population has an account the ultimate social children under 13 with accounts Flickr hosts over 6 Billion networking platform, amalgamating other social network images as of August 2011 concepts into one Allows users to create a Users can create Allows users to upload videos 2005 personal blog page, post photos, music, video and questionnaires. 2005 community websites. They 2005 Youtube and follow their friends and Bebo Ning can share video, sets of photos and access forums. the videos they have uploaded. In 2008 AOL bought it for In 2011 Youtube received $850 Million $10 Million 3 Billion Ning has approximately 90 Thousand and sold it in 2010 for under views a day. It started with an investment of social websites (Ning Networks) $3.5 Million 2006 2009 As of 2011 there are #Tag 200 Million Twitter Foursquare users and over 1.6 Billion Twitter allows users to share status updates 140 characters or Allows users to check into various locations and share these with their friends, competing for status awards based on the number of locations checked into. @User search queries each day. less. The system of #tags and @symbols grew organically in the same way that tags were used by IRC in 1988. 140 characters or less 2011 On July 14, 2011 Google+ reached 10 Million Google+ 71% 35% 13% Google+ is Google's response to Facebook. Its innovation is to allow users to categorize friends into groups called circles. users in just 2 Weeks of U.S. adults admit joining of users are male are ages 25-34 after its launch Global Social Network usage The Average Person Spends 6.4 Hours 1 Israel 2 Russia 3 Argentina 4 Phillipines 10.7 Hours 10.3 Hours 8.4 Hours 7.9 Hours on social networks monthly On September Open Graph with support for custom verbs to allow users to share actions they are carrying out, instead of just liking an object. Users can now tell others that they are watching a movie, listening to a song, cooking a dish and many other distinct actions. From this it's clear that social media will give friends a more accurate stream of you life and will become more pervasive. 2011 at its F8 conference, Facebook announced plans to update its What does the future hold? 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The Evolution of Social Networking

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With 1 in every 6 seconds on the Internet spent on Facebook, it’s clear that social networking is here to stay. But how did we get here? We thought it’d be interesting to look back into the past t...


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